Journalism Discussion: “Social Media, Social Networking and Journalism”
Annenberg Room 240, 4:00 p.m. Discussion. 5:00 p.m. Reception
Join students and faculty for a presentation by Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and one of the nation’s leading thinkers in the journalism reform movement. Schaffer is a former business editor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She left daily journalism in 1994 to lead pioneering journalism initiatives in the areas of civic journalism, interactive and participatory journalism and citizen media ventures. She launched J-Lab in 2002 at the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism to help newsrooms use innovative computer technologies to engage people in important public issues. This event is part of Dean Wilson's Digital Initiative. Reception will follow.
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